It’s not as simple as Country or City, there are a lot of areas in between. In the country it can be sea change, tree change, in the town or rural block. In the city it can be inner suburb, existing outer suburb, or new subdivision.
To some extent it depends on your time of life. When we were younger we were happy living in a rural town. Running kids to sport and going to social events etc was all fairly easy as everything was no more than 2 -3km from home. I could cycle home for lunch in 10 minutes. We could even drive for 50km without seeing a traffic light.
A friend of mine lived out on a rural block because he said he knew what his teenage kids were up to because they relied on him for rides. Even so he was still only or six minutes drive into town.
Now we are getting over 50 we see real advantages of living closer to the city. As you get older the risk of having an illness needing a stay in a city hospital gets higher and how would we manage if living in the country. Also we support a Melbourne football team (the Mighty Saints) and try to get to most matches. A 70km round trip from the suburbs is better than a 450 +km one which we did for a number of years.
Did you go for the country lifestyle?
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